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He described the note-ban decision as the NDA government's "most ill-conceived and hasty decision". Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad , addressing a joint press conference with Trinamool Congress's Derek O'Brien and JD (U) rebel Sharad Yadav , said, "Possibly this is the first time that a decision announced by the Prime Minister had to be changed 135 times.
  • 16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout with militants

    16 policemen killed in Egypt shootout with militants

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    Islamist militant groups have stepped up attacks within Egypt , particularly in the Sinai Peninsula that borders Israel and Gaza Strip, since a 2013 coup by the country's military removed the democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.
  • New York City's transit agency to phase out MetroCards

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    New York City's transit system is about to jump into the present - at least in terms of how riders pay to use it. That being said the good news for residents of New York City is that it looks like the city's subway is expected to start adopting contactless payments on a wider scale, according to a report from the New York Times .
  • Xi 'most powerful leader since Mao'

    Xi 'most powerful leader since Mao'

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    Xi is certain to be handed the customary second five-year term as party general secretary. The symbolic move came on the final day of a week-long political summit in Beijing , the 19th CPC National Congress, at which Xi, 64, had pledged to lead the world's second largest economy into a "new era" of global power and influence, reports the Guardian.
  • Shooting near California post office leaves two dead, suspect in custody

    Shooting near California post office leaves two dead, suspect in custody

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    CHP says a CHP officer withe the Clearlake Division was shot in the leg but is expected to be recover. The shooting happened in the area of the Clearlake Oaks Post Office, on the eastern edge of Clear Lake. The suspected shooter was not injured. "He was parked right there shooting that gas station up", Kelly said. He was eventually taken into custody.
  • Tiger shark stalks stranded diver in stomach-churning game of cat & mouse

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    He said yesterday that it was even more traumatic than watching Sunderland lose 7-6 on penalties to Charlton Athletic in the 1998 First Division play-off final. I just can't believe anybody could do that. Mr Craig made it to shore and was picked up by rescue workers, who reunited him with his wife. A BRIT diver thought he would be "eaten in the middle of nowhere" after losing sight of his boat and being followed by a shark on Australia's west coast.
  • Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by WHO

    Mugabe named goodwill ambassador by WHO

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    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a meeting of his ruling ZANU PF party's youth league in Harare, Zimbabwe, October 7, 2017. I have listened carefully to all who have expressed their concerns, and heard the different issues that they have raised.
  • Florida Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson Owes the American People an Apology

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    Most recently, evidence emerged disproving an accusation by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that Wilson had gloated over securing funds for an Federal Bureau of Investigation building in her district. She has served at the local level, at the state level and now she's in Congress, and she's doing a tremendous job. "For him to try to demean her character and her integrity in this way is absolutely unacceptable".
  • Public asked not to approach 'armed' man in Tallaght

    Public asked not to approach 'armed' man in Tallaght

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    He reportedly hit a man in the house with the butt of his gun before stealing his black Renault Kadjar. The same suspect is then believed to have stolen two more cars on the Naas road before gardai spotted him heading into the Citywest Shopping Centre this afternoon.
  • Man Killed by Rock That Teens Threw From Highway Overpass, Police Say

    Man Killed by Rock That Teens Threw From Highway Overpass, Police Say

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    The rocks thrown last Wednesday struck the van in which Ken White was a passenger as well as several other vehicles on Interstate 75, about 80 miles north of Detroit . The boys are expected to be arraigned Tuesday. The Genesee County Sheriff's Office says a total of 20 rocks were found, including one that weighed about 20 lbs.
  • Tillerson Urges Iraqis, Kurds To Settle Differences, Commit To Country's Unity

    Tillerson Urges Iraqis, Kurds To Settle Differences, Commit To Country's Unity

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    After meeting with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq, Tillerson called for unity in the country, long troubled by sectarian and tribal divisions. On the crisis between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan, the US State Department on Friday called for Iraqi federal forces to limit their "movements" in areas disputed by the two sides to avoid more violence.
  • DPRK says South Korea's policy toward north destroys inter-Korean relations

    DPRK says South Korea's policy toward north destroys inter-Korean relations

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    Japan Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on Monday told his US and South Korean counterparts that the threat level from North Korea has grown to a "critical and imminent level". He said defense ministers bring a special perspective to the problem. "As such, we will make all the efforts necessary to resolve the issue in as economic and diplomatic way as possible".
  • United States will maintain Niger presence after ambush deaths of four soldiers

    United States will maintain Niger presence after ambush deaths of four soldiers

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    And then later that afternoon, French attack helicopters arrived on station and a Nigerien quick reaction force arrived in the area where our troops were in contact with the enemy. Green Berets fought off an ambush by Islamic State militants in Niger for an one hour before calling for help, a sign that the USA soldiers and their Nigerien counterparts might have believed they had the attack under control, the top US general said Monday.
  • Who is Rakesh Asthana

    Who is Rakesh Asthana

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    Asthana's promotion came amid reports that an empowered committee of the Central Vigilance Commission raised integrity concerns for the Gujarat cadre officer. In addition, 1984-batch IPS officers Sudeep Lakhtakia, Telangana cadre, Deepak Mishra, AGMU cadre, and have been promoted as special DGs in the CRPF.
  • First Lady Visits Michigan Middle School

    First Lady Visits Michigan Middle School

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    She noticed some of the tables in the cafeteria were full of either boys or girls, and encouraged students to branch out. "We must remember that they are watching and listening, so we must never miss an opportunity to teach life's ethical lessons along the way", Trump said in her speech.
  • NWS: 'Reasonably confident' of SC tornado

    NWS: 'Reasonably confident' of SC tornado

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    Catawba County Emergency Services are responding to weather-related calls, and reports of a resident trapped near 44th Avenue NW were relayed via scanner at about 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour are expected, with locally stronger, damaging gusts. Heavy rainfall may hide this tornado. During the tornado warnings , NWS was fairly confident based on debris signatures that there was a tornado on the ground.
  • GST is Gabbar Singh tax: Rahul

    GST is Gabbar Singh tax: Rahul

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    Though the NCP said the other MLA voted for Patel, the Congress suspected the NCP actually helped the BJP. "But they are still not ready to listen", Gandhi said in his address at a rally of the Thakor community here. "Youth want education. But in the last 22 years, you have handed over the charge of the universties in the hands of a handful of businessmen". He accused Modi and BJP that it is because of them that the youth of Gujarat is unable to get educations because the colleges ask for ...
  • President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Special Forces Medic

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    In the East Room of the White House, Trump told military officials, Rose's family and brothers in arms that this award "will enshrine him into the history of our nation". Using close air support, Rose's unit was able to break out of their defensive position. Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter was "hit by enemy fire", Trump said.
  • AG Jeff Sessions announces crackdown on drug gang MS-13 and rivals

    AG Jeff Sessions announces crackdown on drug gang MS-13 and rivals

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    After Trump took office, the Republican directed federal law enforcement officials to focus resources on combating transnational gangs, including MS-13. Mr Trump claimed earlier this year that his administration had deported about half of all MS-13 gang members in the United States, but that claim appears to be misleading.